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On 10/07/2011, at 23:04, Karl Berry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I can't imagine that rewriting the world is either feasible or  
> desirable.
> Presumably "deprecated" means "if you want new functionality use new
> primitives, existing primitives will keep working as they always  
> have".

Sure, but not usefully with Unicode fonts. The best solution we have  
(taken by polyglossia) is to avoid babel for Unicode use (ie with  
xelatex or lualatex). Unfortunately polyglossia is xelatex-only at